Santa Cruz County Population 2017

Santa Cruz County's estimated population is 274,673 with a growth rate of 0.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Santa Cruz County is the 24th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2016274,6731,0460.38%
2015273,6272,6560.98%
2014270,9712,0230.75%
2013268,9482,5130.94%
2012266,4351,5390.58%
2011264,8961,6260.62%
2010263,27033,53614.60%
1990229,73441,59322.11%
1980188,14164,35151.98%
1970123,79039,57146.99%
196084,21917,68526.58%
195066,53421,47747.67%
194045,0577,62420.37%
193037,43311,16442.50%
192026,2691290.49%
191026,1404,62821.51%
190021,5122,24211.63%
189019,2706,46850.52%
188012,8024,05946.43%
18708,7433,79976.84%
18604,9444,301668.90%
18506430.00%

Santa Cruz County Population Growth

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Santa Cruz County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White239,78987.30%
Asian13,3254.85%
Two or More Races11,1124.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,9921.82%
Black or African American3,8831.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5260.19%

Santa Cruz County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Santa Cruz County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Santa Cruz599486446545177.53%
Watsonville511995379625975.07%
Los Gatos294343054511113.77%
Scotts Valley11581119283473.00%
Capitola9918101802622.64%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990